March 16, Paris brûle t-il ?

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    Bonjour, This is what has become of France under Macron ... Paris is a war zone and 18 Saturday that it lasts and Macron still does not respond to requests from the French.

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    Hi Dalia. What's funny is that Europe is often held up as an example that the US should follow. Europe has the best healthcare...the best care for its citizens.....and on and on. Europe is the shining example of what the US should be.

    The riots in France started with a proposed carbon tax to help "save" the planet from carbon dioxide. It evolved with the French saying that they are over-taxed in all aspects of their lives and are no longer able to bear these taxes.

    Hope you are doing well.

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    Hello Decus, thank you I'm fine and you? Europe is becoming more and more an austere place as for example the English want to leave Europe. Here in France we are the most taxed country in the world ++ all costs more and more everything are expensive and the French are really fed up a lot of French no longer have money on the 15th of the month.
     
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    Glad you are doing well. I know that things are rough in France. Tragic because it is a beautiful country.

    I have spent quite a bit of time in France and the changes over the years have been sad to see. The educational system, the food, and attitudes in general have slowly eroded to the point of that France is at times unrecognizable.

    I also don't see a candidate in the near term to replace Macron, to change the direction of the country.

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    Hello, I'm fine but I see my pouvoir d'achat/ purchasing power is melting as the snow, we live cuts from everywhere in all sectors and this government is a dictator in full power the next Saturday Macron has actually called the army now the CRS were firing LBDs with a lot of people wounded by the LBDs, the army have live ammunition.
     
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    So who do you see as a possible candidate for president?
     
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    Yes, for me the only one is Marine Le Pen but the french Don't seem to want to vote for her as a President.
     
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    Hi Dalia; how is it along the Loire? My wife and I stayed on that Island in La Charite sur Loire; absolutely loved it and the lack of pretentiousness. We were on a camping holiday; just packed the car with tents and took off. Is it still as beautiful as we remember it? One of my brothers went on a bike riding holiday there after our visit; he also loved it. Hopefully we'll be back soon.

    Greg (It's a bit of a drive from where we live in Australia though; we finished a stint in the UK and went over the channel.)
     
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    I looked at Marine's economic platform and it is full of promises but not very realistic. Also it is hard to imagine how she would be able to pay for all of her proposed generosity towards the French people. Her niece Marion however has proven to be very intelligent and I believe is far more capable than Marine.

    Marion could make a good president or prime minister.

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    Hello gtopa1 ,the yellows vests are everywhere in France and the beginning of the event started in the Loire in this sector and several violence can break out in France but it is especially the blacks blocks who are the most dangerous and those who also face the CRS those are the extreme right as in the picture below.

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